"I got the lace version and the red nubuck version of this shoe. I liked both, but the red is more versatile. If you have a fancy event, the lace would be perfect because it is really dressy on. Also, it appears a little more grey in person, I thought it would be more black. As it's Italian, I go 1/2 size up from American sizing. I kept the red, but the grey/black lace went back, since I don't have any special events in the future."